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Dawn of Magic

Basingstoke 09 Nov. 2006 - Koch Media UK, its premium publishing label Deep Silver, 1C Company and SkyFallen Ent. announce the signing of the agreement to co-publish one of the most successful Russian action roleplay game to date in the UK market: "Blood Magic"

Over 250,000 sales of the hack'n'slash game demonstrate the fascination "Blood Magic" holds. Its outstanding quality is further proven by the numerous awards the original Russian version achieved. Among them is not just "Best RPG/Action Game" and "Best Russian Game ", but also the "Best Debut" award of the KRI-2006 (Games Developers Conference).

The European version of the game will be renamed "Dawn of Magic" and will be released at full price in the first quarter of 2007 with a brand new multiplayer mode and some new features that will be announced shortly.

The 3rd-Person hack'n'slash Dawn of Magic will let the gamers decide whether they want to fight for good or for evil. Players will choose their attacks from a huge roster of magic skills and 12 different schools of magic.

Dawn of Magic provides weeks of finest hack'n'slash gaming fun, following the footsteps of the great examples it was modelled on: Sacred and Diablo 2.

" The action role playing game where magic is the weapon of all weapons"

Features includes:

Highly detailed terrain, characters and building models

3 different attitudes offer 3 ways of playing the game: you can either be the knight in shining armour, be neutral or live through the story as a sinister villain.

More than 600 NPCs, more than 100 locations

12 different magic schools with 96 learnable spells

Over 1500 items with unique properties, plus runes, skill in wrought iron work and spells

Powerful engine with state-of-the-art shader application

About the awards for Dawn of Magic

"Best Action/RPG" - Gameland

"Best Action/RPG" - GameWorld Navigator

"Best Russian Game" - PC Games

"Best Russian Game" - CRPG.ru

GAMELAND AWARD 2006

Best PC game

Best RPG

KRI-2006 Best Debut

More info on Dawn of Magic: http://dom.deepsilver.com

For further information, please contact:

Stefano Petrullo s.petrullo@kochmedia.com

Head of PR

Tel: 0870 027 6502

Mobile: +44 7930 426657

Stephanie Baker s.baker@kochmedia.com

Pr Executive

Tel: 0870 027 6505

About KOCH MEDIA

Founded by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz in 1994, Koch Media is a leading production and marketing company for digital entertainment products in Europe. The company focuses on publishing and licensing software products, games and films on DVD. Koch Media's sales, marketing and distribution activities cover the whole of Europe, and the company has achieved strategic cooperation agreements with numerous software and games manufacturers: G-Data, JoWooD, Lexware, Pinnacle, Square-Enix, Sunflowers, Ulead, etc. While Koch Media's head office is situated in Planegg, near Munich, the company also maintains further branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

More information: http://www.kochmedia.com and http://www.deepsilver.com

About DEEP SILVER

Deep Silver is KOCH Media's premium games label. Deep Silver has been collaborating with international developers and publishers since 2002 to publish creative and innovative computer and video games. The multi-award-winning X2 and the daring Singles have already put Deep Silver at the top of the charts. Pipeline projects include co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (SpellForce 2, Gothic 3, etc). www.deepsilver.com

About 1C Company

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

For more information about 1C Company, please visit:

http://int.games.1c.ru

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